After their lackluster bout at SummerSlam 2012, not many fans had pined for a rematch between Triple H and Brock Lesnar.
However, that tide turned a few weeks ago when the two battle-tested veterans collided at full speed, resulting in a bloodletting for Lesnar.
The setup to that skirmish—which saw Vince McMahon get F5'd in the ring—wasn't too shabby either.
Following 12 staples for Brock's head wound, a challenge issued and personal acrimony on both sides, one can arguably say that Triple H vs. Lesnar may be the most anticipated contest on the WrestleMania 29 card.
The question now becomes who should, in fact, win the match?
According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (via WrestlingInc.com), that question is no longer in doubt:
The current plan is for Triple H to defeat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 29. The feeling is that he has to win because Lesnar beat him the first time, 'broke his arm' twice and broke Shawn Michaels' arm as well. There has been talk of using Michaels in the storyline again so Michaels can have a WrestleMania role.
In some ways, it's difficult to fault the logic behind Triple H finally overcoming the odds to stand tall at Metlife Stadium.
After all, he has been through an extraordinary amount of adversity in his struggle against Lesnar. Not to mention, WrestleMania is usually the one event per year where the good guys triumph over their evil-doing adversaries.
That being said, Triple H, whose in-ring days have taken a backseat to his growing backstage presence, has little to gain by besting the former UFC heavyweight champion.
Lesnar, on the other hand, can't really afford to have succumbed in two of his first three matches in WWE, especially if he is going to continue his part-time status.
Worst of all, another Lesnar loss puts his box-office appeal in even more jeopardy.
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